More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Marshland basketball courts will go says Govt. Minister

The huge 3 storey high olympic basketball courts, with ancillary bitumen roads and car park will go says Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport & the Olympics in answer to concerns raised by councillor Linda Kelly

A further £65k has been promised to improve the marsh after the site has been fully restored and all roads removed

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Satellite image of the area now

For more details of the "temporary" roads and 3 storey basketball courts
see my previous post here

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